The nose is the direct route to the brain and also the doorway to awareness. Healthy uncongested breathing is important to ensure proper energy flow throughout the head and body. When an excess of bodily fluids accumulates in the sinus, throat, nose, or head it is best eliminated through the nose.
Nasya oil is the administration of herbally infused oil. It facilitates the cleansing process. Nasya oil soothes and protects the nasal passages and helps relieve sinus congestion. This relaxing treatment helps with many ailments: allergies, sinus congestion, dryness of the nasal passages, stiffness in the neck and shoulders, headaches, hoarseness, puffiness of the eyes, mental lethargy. Nasya oil is also traditionally said to improve quality of voice, strengthen vision and promote mental charity. Ambika’s Ayurveda nasya oil is made with certified organic herbs, Brahmi, Tulsi, Skullcap, Calamus and Eucalyptus cooked in a base of organic sesame oil.
Procedure for using Nasya oil:
Boil 1 cup water, Place oil in the cup and let it warm for 3-5 minutes. Lie down with the head slightly back at the end of a bed. Fill dropper half full, drop the oil into one of the nostrils and then close opposite nostril and inhale deeply. Follow same procedure for other nostril. Remain lying down on back with head slightly back for 15-20 minutes. For best results do this procedure before bed.